Did you break a tooth? Is a large cavity forcing you to chew your food on the other side of your mouth? A dental crown is a restoration that preserves the weaker, internal portion of a tooth that has large areas of decay or fractures.Crowns cover the entire surface of the tooth above the gumline, returning the structural integrity to the tooth so that it can once again function as normal.
After we repair your tooth with a dental crown, you’ll be able to bite and chew just as you did before the tooth was damaged. Because it covers the entire tooth, a crown protects the weaker areas inside the tooth that would otherwise soften, decay, or break apart.The design of your crown will significantly affect the way your smile looks, so at Smile by Design we focus on aesthetics as well as general restorative treatment.
When Are Crowns Necessary?
Dental crowns are the last line of restorative treatment available to preserve a tooth. They are often used:
Dental Bridges are a cosmetic dental treatment for the replacement of missing teeth. The treatment focuses not just on the affected tooth but also any damaged teeth adjacent to it, strengthening all of the teeth as a result. If you are not sure if you need dental Bridges, book yourself in for a full dental check-up and your dentist will advise on the best and most effective course of treatment for your needs.
The difference between Bridges and crowns
A dental crown is usually a single casing used to replace one tooth. It fits over the tooth to strengthen it and improve its appearance. Teeth Bridges are one or more false teeth that are anchored onto adjoining teeth, using a series of crowns to replace missing teeth and fill gaps.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges? Bridges can: